PA Department of Community and Economic Development
The mission of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) is to foster opportunities for businesses to grow and for communities to succeed and thrive in a global economy. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for Pennsylvania citizens while assuring transparency and accountability in the expenditure of public funds.
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Act 152-2016 amends Act 87-1982, the Recorder of Deeds Fee Law, and allows the governing body of any county to adopt a resolution or an ordinance that authorizes the recorder of deeds to charge and collect an additional fee not to exceed $15 for each deed and mortgage recorded. The fee must be deposited in a county demolition fund and used exclusively for the demolition of blighted property in the county. The legislation shall expire 10 years from its effective date, January 4, 2017.
Initial Report Instructions
Within 90 days of imposing the fee, a county must file an initial report with the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) which includes plans on how the fund resources are going to be spent.
The county must follow up with an annual report within 12 months of imposing the fee and each subsequent year thereafter, detailing how many properties were demolished and the cost of demolition per property. DCED shall post the reports on its publicly accessible website.